Mon, Feb 21, 2:23pm by Kevin Pitstock
Greyhound best bets for Monday 21st February 2011 from Bendigo greyhounds (Victoria), Cranbourne greyhounds (Victoria), Shepparton greyhounds (Victoria), Bulli greyhounds (New South Wales), Bathurst greyhounds (New South Wales), Gawler greyhounds (South Australia), Albion Park greyhounds (Queensland) and Hobart greyhounds (Tasmania).
Best Bet Bendigo Greyhounds
Race 11 – Box 8 – Talira – 3:02pm Vic time
Tier 3 no penalty meeting at Bendigo today and good bets are few and far between, but Talira in race 11 looks a viable bet. Has had just the 4 starts for one win but has won a Ballarat qualifying trial in 22.62. Followed that with a 4th in the maiden final and won here last week running 24.82 from box 1. Probably not badly boxed here on the outside and can lead. Looks to have more upside to her career than many of her opposition.
Best Bet Cranbourne Greyhounds
Race 1 – Box 2 – Dent – 4:07pm Vic time
Unlikely spot to find a best bet but Dent who is on the back up from a maiden final at Traralgon on Friday could be a good value bet. Ran on strongly on Friday to find third although clearly outclassed by the winner, but did improve again and could be better for the run. Has box 2 today and doesn’t look to have a lot of early pace around him so easily assume a commanding position in this race at good odds.
Best Bet Bathurst Greyhounds
Race 4 – Box 3 – Pacific Jewel – 5:17pm NSW time
Pacific Jewel has won her past three starts in a row at Richmond and here at Bathurst of the 618 and 717m distances. Surprisingly took a while for the penny to drop, after winning her maiden at her 7th start, she then went winless for the next 18 starts before winning three races in the space of a week. Backing up for her 4th run in 9 days but is in good form and no reason she won’t repeat her win her 2 starts back where she took up a forward position and proved too strong in 37.11.
Best Bet Shepparton Greyhounds
Race 8 – Box 1 – Arsonist – 9:26pm Vic time
Won’t be much of a price about this greyhound but doubt it could possibly lose from this draw either. The flying Arsonist is a Group 1 winner and multiple group finalist and winner of over$113,000 in prizemoney remarkably gets jammed in to a mixed 4/5th grade race tonight. Proved she is going as well as ever running 29.88 at The Meadows two starts back. Good box dog who should just lead easily from box 1 and bolt this in.
Best Bet Bulli Greyhounds
Race 2 – Box 2 – Rock Island Line – 7:34pm NSW time
Christine Oldfield looks to have another nice young greyhound in her kennel in Rock Island Line. Did the job for us as our top pick when cruising in by 3.25 lengths in 22.65 and the followed that up with a 22.42 win here last week. The son of Bit Chilli ran 22.62 in his performance trial and then won his debut race by 3.25 lengths in 22.74 from box 7, leading practically all the way. Still on the improve and unbeaten, this bloke has a bright future.
Best Bet Gawler Greyhounds
Race 9 – Box 4 – Fatal Impact – 8:48pm SA time
Fatal Impact has the pace to gap this field early and is dropping buckets in class on previous middle distance runs. The winner of just 4 of 35 starts, has run 11 placings and is an ultra consistent beginner having finished further back than 4th just once in her last 10 starts. Has had two middle distance runs previously finishing 4th on both occasions in harder grade at Angle Park. Very speedy beginner who will lead this race easily and get tired but should lead by enough to get home for the Race A Chaser Impact Syndicate.
Best Bet Albion Park Greyhounds
Race 5 – Box 2 – Shazand – 8:05pm Qld time
Shazan too 13 races to win her maiden but has obviously benefited from maturity as he not only won his maiden heat here in 31.62 but from box 6 in the final never put a foot wrong winning in 30.79. Clearly on the improve this young Troy Sharpe trained greyhound can win again tonight from box. Has now had 14 career starts fro 2 wins and 7 placings with 5 starts over this track and distance for 2 wins.
Best Bet Hobart Greyhounds
Race 2 – Box 2 – Din’s Choice – 6:45pm Tas time
Din’s Choice is bred and owned by Karen Leek being by Hallucinate out of her handy brood bitch Din’s Portrait. The veteran of just 4 career starts, she has was third in a qualifying trial at Hobart before running second in the maiden final. The from box 2 cruised to an easy win in the good time of 26.05 at Devonport before finishing third over the 340m distance here and then 4th from box 1 at Launceston. Should appreciate the return to Hobart and boxed to race handy all the way.
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